Eighteen songs recorded by the Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra. Peterson was better known by his stage name of Olle i Skratthult (Olle from Laughtersville).
Columbia and Victor always listed Olle under both his real name and his stage name. Some records gave Hjalmar Peterson top billing. Others gave precedence to Olle i Skratthult. Instrumentals were credited to Olle i Skratthults Luffarekapell, Hjalmar Peterson’s Hobo Orchestra and to other similar names. Olle’s band did not appear on the records, which were made by studio musicians in New York and Chicago. Among the session players were country music singer Carson Robison on guitar and Arvid Franzen on accordion.
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Tracks 01-18: Hjalmar Peterson Orchestra
01-06: Hjalmar Peterson and his musicians
07-10: Advertisements for the Olle i Skratthult Band
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